Maggie Backhouse

Maggie Backhouse

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Haywards Heath

Haywards Heath RH17
Sessions from £55.00


  • Concessionary rates


Do you have a busy schedule? Ask me about early morning appointments. 

About me and my therapy practice

My background and my practice 

I am a Metanoia trained Humanistic therapist and specialist bereavement counsellor. I was born in Central London to an Irish/ Scottish family and have lived and worked within very diverse communities. Prior to becoming a therapist I was employed primarily within the public sector, including the NHS, and laterly within a number of universities. 

I have worked with a number of low-cost counselling agencies and charities, including those supporting unpaid carers and families affected by substance misuse. 

I trained as a therapist because counselling helped me. I am here to offer you the same warm, impartial, and confidential space in which to talk.

People come to counselling for many reasons. They may feel anxious, stuck, overwhelmed, depressed, bullied, or unheard.  Whatever is bringing you to counselling - I'm here to listen. 

In our sessions I will offer you a place to talk through where you are now and what you want from counselling. Together we will look at your experiences of the world, and what really matters to you in life. We can discuss how all of this shapes the way you think, feel, and behave, and how that might impact your relationships with others. 

I use a number of different approaches including Person Centered, Gestalt, and Transactional Analysis in my counselling practice. I also work in an holistic way focusing on your overall health and wellbeing. I will offer you everything in my therapy toolbox, adapted to your needs. My therapy is client led, so we work at your pace and your comfort level to find new ways forward. 

Practice description

I work with adults aged 18 or over.

I offer weekly 50 minute online, (or telephone) counselling sessions. Usually on a pre-arranged day and time. 

Busy schedule - ask me about early morning slots. 

I work ethically within a professional (BACP) framework. 

My first session

I offer a no-obligation, free 30-minute online (or telephone) consultation where you can let me what brings you to therapy at this time. I can also answer any questions you may have about my practice and working with me. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Neurodiversity, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Eclectic, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy

Languages spoken